Defensive end Harold Landry became the highest NFL Draft pick from Boston College since 2011 when he was taken in the second round – and 41st overall – by the Tennessee Titans.
He may not capture the most headlines out of any other prospect at the event, but it’s not like he was completely anonymous: he recorded 22.0 tackles for a loss and 16.0 sacks during a banner campaign in 2016. Those numbers dropped in 2017, but his talent was still unquestioned.
It makes you wonder who Vince Young, the former Texas Longhorns and Titans quarterback called upon to announce the team’s pick, was thinking about when he stepped up to the podium:
Good attempt at reading by Vince Young here
“Honor Landry” pic.twitter.com/2d3pFlICHB
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) April 27, 2018
Honor Landry? Naturally, football fans let Young have it afterwards on Twitter.
“Honor Landry” pic.twitter.com/xzes5WOzUX
— Barstool BC (@BarstoolBC) April 27, 2018
— matthew kockx (@matthewkockx) April 27, 2018
Poor guy Vince Young you bombed 💣 “Honor Landry” come on it’s Harold!!! #NFLDraft
— Staci Otts (@StaciOtts) April 27, 2018
Vince Young couldn't have butchered Harold Landry's name more if he tried.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) April 27, 2018
Even the Titans’ official Twitter account couldn’t resist having a little fun at Young’s expense.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) April 27, 2018
The Boston College football program’s social media team got their dig in as well:
— Boston College Football (@BCFootball) April 28, 2018
In a way, you feel for Vince Young. Then again, he used to play football in front of thousands and thousands of fans on a weekly basis. Surely this would have been an easy task, right?
We get the feeling that Landry won’t take the accidental slight from one of the best quarterbacks in college football history too personally. Although, it may give him a little extra motivation as an NFL player to make himself a household name.